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The giant has awaken, finally after the long long wait for the latest OS from blackberry have been revealed on Jan 30th. BB10 the new competitor in the smart mobile market will try to dominate the market as it predecessor did few years ago. I got an invitation from Blackberry ( formally known as RIM ) to attend the launch of Blackberry 10 in Dubai. The international launch of Blackberry 10 was in 6 different countries around the world through a video live feed all in the same time & Dubai was the middle east’s city of choice. The event started in Armani Hotel with Robert Bose the managing director for the middle east welcoming us and introducing Thorsten Heins Blackberry’s CEO to reveal Blackberry 10 to us.
Of course most of you have been following my live event update through twitter, Instagram & Tumblr and im gonna go through the most things and more details are coming up in another BB10 review post.
Now lets get back to the main attraction the Blackberry 10, Mr.Heins first announced that RIM have renamed themselves to become BLACKBERRY, then he revealed the new Re-designed, Re-engineered and Re-invented and i must add Revolutionary Blackberry Z10 ( An all touch screen handset ) & Blackberry Q10 ( The legendary keyboard form-factor handset Blackberry famous for).
First we got introduced to the main feature that all Blackberry 10 users gonna be using which is the Blackberry Hub, it gathers all the emails, BBM, SMS, Twitter, Facebook, Calendar events in one place to maximize the user productivity. Gathering all the notifications in one place and woking all the time in the background to keep the user updated and undistracted by having to check one place which is the Blackberry Hub rather than having to check multiple apps.
Now BBM users can contact each other using video calls & of course voice calls which got introduced in Blackberry OS7. Adding to the BBM video call a screen share option in my opinion is gonna be so useful for some of us and Im so positive that Ill end up using it especially when guiding someone to what they should do to achieve a certain task on their device.
Blackberry 10 is launching with over 70,000 application and its a huge number of apps for a new OS considering the fact that it just launched while in compare with Windows Mobile 8 that launched lat year with only 20,000 apps so 70,000 is a great number to start up with and keep you moving. Another important features that was announced is the Camera which is an 8 MP with a Time shift that enables you to catch that perfect moment before the person closes his eyes or the right moment when he/she is smiling. check the video below to get an idea about it.
The surprise of the event was that Blackberry made Alicia Keys Global Creative Director for Blackberry of course Alicia Keys were a blackberry user for many years.
Many new features have been announced but i wont go into the details of each of coz thats another post you would have to wait for 😉 but i cant end a post without mentioning the new Blackberry keyboard with an awesome prediction and the ability to learn your own words as you type. At the end of the video live feed we headed out to try Blackberry Z10 device that was available for us. I compared it with the Galaxy S3 & iPhone 5 sizes on the images down below (Of course special thanks for PinkGirlQ8 for the pics ) the Z10 feels really great in the hand not so big neither small with the perfect weight of 138 Grams which adds a premium feel to it.
Now for the main question most of our readers are asking is when its gonna be available and how much would it cost?
Its gonna be available in UAE starting Feb 10th and of course in kuwait by mid or end of Feb. The exact Z10 price for Kuwait was not revealed but its going to be between 180-200 KD Black or white.
As for the Q10 is gonna be available in the second quarter (No exact date was revealed also).
Special Thanks to Blackberry for the invitation & Bensirri for organising everything in Kuwait
People actually started to ask, read & count !!! seeing all this happening lately i’m really impressed with the level of awareness that we have reached.
In the old days, if i stood in our local co-op reading the back batch of a product i could easily attract gazing eyes, some help to find the expiry date!! or even an old lady “al7mdela wel sheker” humming on my back.
I could easily spot this enhancement on awareness during Diet’s Care last week event (health & Fashion). the hall was FULL! no place to set & people are actually listening carefully to the presentations knowing and appreciating how much knowledge they can walk away with at the end of the lectures.
Diet Care is actually doing a great job paying back for the society with all those free awareness events & video’s on their youtube channel.
Two weeks ago Mada held up a gaming event for bloggers to try out their newest gaming connection. How were gonna test it you may ask and the answer is simply by competing online in Call Of Duty MW3 & Need For Speed The RUN.
Of course the connection speed may vary according to your residential area but in general it should deliver the best gaming connection with the lowest latency & ping possible, till now I’m not sure of the exact ping but I’m gonna update the post when Mada sends it to me.
My buddy Aziz is a COD addict which is not a big news for anyone who knows Aziz & usually during the weekend we play with the guys in dewaneya & I enjoy pissing him off when comparing score even if he is higher than me :p so its no surprise that he was competing in COD & I choose The RUN but during the event we had a chance to compete in both.
During my COD i didn’t experience any lag but in my Need For Speed I got disconnected twice & I got back online within seconds. In general the connection was great & the idea behind hosting a gaming competition for bloggers to test it out was so awesome especially coz Bensirri were the event organizers. Check our scores down below 🙂
A simple thought that’s been on my mind since Apple sent their invitation the past few days. I’m only speculating so don’t blame me if it’s not true but I would love to read your thoughts and opinions down below in the comment section.
We all have seen the leaked parts of the iPad Mini and we are now almost sure that they might announce an iPad Mini in the upcoming days although Steve Jobs never believed in a 7″ tablets but he had a vision to make the iPad a learning tool for schools and kids. A 7″ iPad would be the perfect tool to make his vision come true, at least this is what I believe also Apple’s invitation always had some hidden clues and this time I see the colors used as if they were made by crayons at least this how I see it.
Let me know what do you think down below.
Movie lovers should mark their calendar for the French Film Festival starting on October 16th to the 18th. Ive never been an expert on french movies since i dont speak french but im gonna attend all of them since the movies they are showing won many awards.
The French Institute in Kuwait has the pleasure to invite you to “Les nuits du cinema français – French Cinema Nights”. The festival will be held from the 16th to the 18th of October 2012 at Cinescape 360 Mall.
The Festival will screen 3 award winning and critically acclaimed films from last year over a span of three days.
– The Intouchables : “The most popular French film of the year”
– The Artist : “The most awarded French film in history, including 5 Oscars and 1 Best actor award at the Cannes Film Festival”
– Declaration of War “France’s official 2011 Academy Award entry”
All the movies will be screened in French with English & Arabic Subtitles.
Tuesday October 16th
– 8.30 pm : The Intouchables
Wednesday October 17th
– 6.30 pm : The Artist
– 8.30 pm : Declaration of War
Thursday October 18th
– 6.30 pm : Declaration of War
– 8.30 pm : The Artist
This event is organized in partnership with Cinescape (Kuwait National Cinema Company).
Its the first time that a minister in Kuwait personally send invites inorder to discuss with small business owners the problems they are facing. Its an awesome gesture and im so optimistic about it & i believe that he is a man of actions, so dont miss the open discussion tonight at 6 pm in Southern Sourra in The Public Authority of Industry’s Theater.
الاخوه : q8blendأن نشاطكم الملحوظ في مجال التدوين تصل أصداءه إلى كل أرجاء الوطن، ليساهم في تشكيل الرأي العام في الكويت، وأن جهودكم ومثابرتكم في نقل والتعليق على الحدث تبعث على الفخر. لقد أخذتم على عاتقكم تطوير العمل الإعلامي، وتحرير المعلومة، واطلاقها، وكان لهذا أثر بارز في زيادة التفاعل مع المجتمع، وتشكيل فئة حية تتفاعل مع قضاياه، وتتبادل الآراء مع قياداته، بمختلف مواقعهم. لقد ألهمنا دوركم في التفاعل مع قضايا المجتمع بالتواصل المباشر مع شبابنا من المبادرين وأصحاب المشاريع الصغيرة، لذا فإننا سننظم لقاء مفتوح لهم، للاستماع والتفاعل معهم حول الأفكار والاقتراحات والمعوقات التي تواجههم. لذا أرجو أن تقوموا بدعوة قراءكم من المبادرين وأصحاب المشاريع الصغيرة لحضور اللقاء المفتوح يوم الثلاثاء الساعة ٦م على مسرح هيئة الصناعة بجنوب السرة…ونرفق لكم فيديو لتكون الدعوة مني وبشكل شخصي
MINI, Ali Al-ghanim & sons is having a competition on their facbook page. Red Bull Flugtag 2012 is just around the corner, they are asking for creative pics submissions which should include a MINI + a Red Bull can “submissions would be really interesting i think” . Ok prizes are VIP tickets to the Flugtag event & a really cool slick MINI travel bag “i know so, coz i got one” 😛
Hurry up submission deadline is on the 6th of October.
find more details on the link below